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Poster: nero08 Date: Apr 9, 2007 1:21pm
Forum: movies Subject: converting a m4v movie file

I am trying to burn a movie that I bought from itunes onto a disc but my nero express says this when i try to burn it:

The following files may not reside in the VIDEO_TS directory of a DVD-Video compilation. Only compliant DVD-Video files
VTS_nn_0.BUP and
can be added to the VIDEO_TS folder. Please add files from a completed DVD-Video title or use an authoring software like NeroVision Express to create DVD-Video files from standard video files such as *.avi and *.mpg.

The file is a MPEG-4 video file. I don't know what to do to burn it. I thought maybe I had to convert it but I don't know all that much about that so can you help me?

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Poster: drworm01 Date: Apr 9, 2007 7:58pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: converting a m4v movie file

While akb is right about Apple re: the permissions they allow with their video files and, of course, the openness and utility of video on the archive, I think it is possible to burn an mp4 to a DVD.
The first step is to do as NeroExpress suggested and try using NeroVision. You can tell it you want to make a DVD and then import the mp4. Now it may or may not allow you to do that. I don't know how Nero interacts with Apple's permission schemes or even what restrictions Apple has placed on the file. However, if your computer can play the file, NeroVision should presumably be able to convert it to the DVD format and all the rest. As you work through the wizard, be sure to preview the video when the opportunity arises. If there are any problems-mucked up picture or sound-you'll see them there.
If that doesn't work, the next step is to transcode the mp4 into MPEG2-aka DVD-format. VLC has a nice wizard for doing that. Just go through everything and set the output for MPEG2 PS with AC3 audio. You can then import that MPEG2 directly into NeroVision which will make it into the various VOB files that it needs to make a DVD. Again, though, preview the video before you burn.
Finally, if the Apple DRM won't allow either of these options to work, look on the bright side-you've saved a bunch of money because you'll probably never buy something from Apple again.
Good luck.

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Poster: jonc Date: Apr 10, 2007 1:05pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: converting a m4v movie file

Does iTunes have DVD burning capabilities? You must use iTunes to burn songs from the iTunes store, I imagine it would be the same for the videos.

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Poster: akb Date: Apr 9, 2007 1:45pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: converting a m4v movie file

I do not believe that what you are seeking to do is possible. Unlike the music files it sells, Apple does not allow video files it sells to be decrypted and burned to DVD. If you were not aware of that when you purchased these files I would complain to Apple, as it seems they have deceived you into purchasing something with less value than you imagined.

All movies you find on this site, however, have no such restrictions. Download and burn to your hearts content :)